Tourists save teenagers who were swimming in the Aratiatia Rapids

Tourists saved three local teenagers from being swept away when they raised the alarm moments before flood water was spilled from Aratiatia Dam. Three 17-year-old locals had...

It’s Locals day at Whakapapa this weekend!

Hey Ruapehu locals, this weekend is for you (9th & 10th December)! Head up Whakapapa and for a gold coin donation, you'll be taking a scenic chairlift ride...

Man found face down in thermal pool in Taupō

A tourist has died after being found face down in a thermal pool located in Taupō. Police were notified by St John Ambulance of incident at Spa...

Freedom camping bylaw permits motorhomes to stay overnight – except at Taupo’s Ferry Road

Vans with sliding doors will be banned from camping out in public areas come December due to a new council bylaw. Motorhomers will still be welcome in...

There’s a new festival in town for Whanganui

A youth-focused music festival aimed at raising awareness for mental health will rock Cooks Gardens in December. Vibe is being headlined by Christchurch band Nomad and supported by...

Taupō mayor David Trewavas to get kidney transplant from wife

Taupō mayor David Trewavas has recently been diagnosed with Kidney disease and although he has been managing it well he needs a replacement. His wife Anna has...

YOUR CHRISTMAS PLANS SORTED HERE:

Wondering where your local Christmas parades are happening? Or maybe you want to get in on the local Christmas lunch? We have all your details here for...

Iwi seeks to enforce Lake Taupō toll

The tribe that owns Lake Taupō is taking court action to ensure it can charge all commercial operators that use the lake. About 40 businesses already pay for...

Batch of Taku Honey recalled, consumers warned not to eat it

A Taupō honey making company is recalling a batch of its honey due to the possibility of it containing sharp metal. Westervelt Owhaoko Honey is asking customers who bought Taku...

Concerns as road toll threatens new heights

The Taupō and South Waikato is staring down the barrel of one of its worst ever years for road deaths and police say the main cause seems...